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Hello Kitty tabletYep - it's pink. Very pink. But, underneath the rose-exterior, is a fully loaded Android tablet screaming to get out. Winning the prize for the oddest Android user interface that we've ever seen, the Hello Kitty tablet is actually running Android 4.0 underneath the pretty colours.So while it's not the most up-to-date Android tablet, your little girl is probably unlikely to care about the lack of cutting edge Android 4.2.2. She'll probably be too busy playing games, taking pictures or working on her latest art projects.Key Features: 7-inch display, child protection filters and handy homescreen widgets. Downside: No pre-installed Google Play, so limited in terms of native apps.Perfect for: Little girls (or boys) who love pink.(Check the latest deals with Bing)

Best tablets for kidsTop tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013Editors2012-12-05T17:30:002013-07-24T10:45:00 trueTop tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013Kids always want the latest and greatest. So you can rest assured that during the summer holidays, your little uns are bound to want to spend a few rainy days playing on your tablet. But, rather than risking your expensive iPad - why not buy them a kids friendly tablet that is much more suitable.However, with so much on offer, parents face a tricky task in deciding what to buy. Price, durability and parental control are just some of the factors that need considering. Here’s our pick of the best…Please click on the image above to view the rest of the storytopTop tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)Top tab action for children from 3 and up for 2013 - 1(©Getty)LeapFrog LeapPad UltraLeapFrog LeapPad UltraGeared towards four to nine year olds, the LeapPad Ultra is all about learning. With 11 apps preloaded on the device including a junior Art Studio, there are over 500 more to download.Each app charts the child’s progress, with competitive parents able to share their offspring’s achievements with friends and family.With a front and back camera complete with video recording capabilities the LeapPad Ultra is the perfect way to introduce tech curious youngsters into the world of tablets.Key Features: Zui - a secure browser that lets kids explore online content in safety.Perfect for: Beginners who are new to tablets.Downside: Expensive apps - expect to pay €10 to €20 for games.Pre-order open now (Check the latest prices with Bing)topLeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra - 2(©LeapFrog)Apple iPad miniiPad miniWith its 7.9-inch display and weighing in at a mere 308g, the iPad mini is the smallest and lightest Apple tablet to date and plenty compact enough to fit into a small school bag. The iPad mini is not for kids who have a tendency to destroy what’s in front of them.With a growing selection of over 375,000 apps, the Apple App Store has all manner of educational tools to choose from. However, it’s not all work and no play. The iPad mini is also a great platform for Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja and the like.Key Features: 7.9-inch display, 10-hour battery life, 5-megapixel camera, FaceTime.Perfect for: Kids who are already familiar with the Apple brand.Downside: Expensive and highly-smashable. (Check the latest deals with Bing)topApple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Apple iPad mini - 3(©Apple)Nook HD+Nook HD+The Nook HD+’s emphasis is on eBooks. Sporting a gorgeous 9-inch touch display, parents can control what content can be downloaded, with book and app recommendations made depending on who is logged onto the device – a total of six profiles can be set up.Though the HD display sparkles, the dual-core 1.5GHz processor’s electric and the hardware feels high-end, the (at present) limited selection of games, music and movies may irk some younger users.Key Features: Dual-core processor, HD display, 10 hours battery life when reading.Downside: Lack of games that may leave some young 'uns frustrated.Perfect for: Children who consider themselves bookworms. (Check the latest deals with Bing)topNook HD+ - 4Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)Nook HD+ - 4(©Getty)VTech InnoTab 2VTech InnoTab 2VTech’s InnoTab is back, only this time it sports a 1.3-megapixel camera. The InnoTab 2’s rotatable lens enables children to snap their friends or turn it around to capture self-portraits, all of which can be seen through the built in Photo Viewer. There’s even a video mode complete with microphone for any budding movie enthusiasts.Encased in a robust shell and available in blue or pink, the five-inch LCD touch display provides access to a built-in MP3 player, eReader and art studio.VTech’s Learning Lodge Navigator website is a hub of educational games, eBooks and music. Like the LeapPad2, progress and development can be monitored.Key Features: Rotatable camera, 5-inch touchscreen, video player, multiple profiles.Perfect for: Budding camera enthusiasts.Downside: A VTech InnoTab 3 has been announced and will arrive before Christmas, so this won't be the latest model for long. (Check the latest deals with Bing)topVTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)VTech InnoTab 2 - 5(©VTech)Amazon Kindle FireAmazon Kindle FireBe it books, games or music, the Amazon Kindle Fire will provide kids (and adults) with hours of amusement. Not to be confused with the HD version, Amazon has intentionally made the Kindle Fire child-friendly, firstly by integrating a robust display that’s 30 times harder than plastic and secondly by including a parental control menu. This allows adults to filter what content can be accessed by implementing a password system.Among the 22 million films, magazines, books and music available to download, a large proportion has been dedicated to a younger audience. All seven Harry Potter books are available, while cartoon classics such as Thomas the Tank Engine along with educational tools are also accessible.Key Features: 1.2 GHz processor, seven-inch Gorilla Glass display, Wi-Fi.Perfect for: Multimedia fanatics with a host of content available.Downside: Not as much freedom as you get with regular Android. 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The smaller form factor means the Tab B1 is a nice size for younger children to handle.With a dual-core 1.2GHz processor being the stand-out feature of the spec-sheet, the B1 isn't exactly pulling up any trees when it comes to technological innovation but, at less than €150 for an Android tablet from a brand you've actually heard of - you can't be too picky.Key Features: The triangular corner grip on the lower left of the tablet, designed to give extra grip.Perfect for: Kids who want a 'proper' tablet with full access to Google Play.Downside: Limited hardware may lead to a slightly sluggish performance.(Check the latest deals with Bing)topAcer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Acer Iconia Tab B1 - 7(©Acer)Fuhu Nabi 2Fuhu nabi 2Preloaded with over 2,000 maths, science and English lessons, as well as the ability to create a “chores list”, the nabi 2 might not sound too appealing to kids. Yet the sweetener is that with every chore completed or good mark achieved, they will be rewarded with “nabi coins” which can in turn be used to buy games, music and other applications.Kitted with a protective silicone bumper, the nabi 2 houses a powerful Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, with a fifth core prolonging the battery life.Though the nabi 2 has 8GB of onboard storage (with 32GB microSD support), 2GB of additional cloud storage is also provided as standard.Key Features: 7-inch display, cloud storage, quad-core processor.Perfect for: Kids who like to be rewarded for their hard work.Downside: Work?!? Aren't tablets for games? (Check the latest deals with Bing)topFuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Fuhu Nabi 2 - 8(©Fuhu)Kurio 10Kurio 10According to the manufacturer, the Kurio is “the ultimate Android tablet for families”. This bold claim lies mainly with the fact it can be set up to allow as much, or as little content as parents see fit.Eight profiles can be set up in total, each one determining what apps can be used, how much of the web can be accessed and even at what time and for what duration.Featuring a 10-inch capacitive touchscreen, the Kurio can be hooked up to a compatible TV via HDMI should kids wish to share on a bigger screen. Angry Birds, Fruit Ninja, Doodle Jump and Cut the Rope are all preloaded but being an Android device, additional content can be downloaded from download from the Kurio Store.Key Features: Android, 10-inch display, Wi-Fi, microSD card slot.Perfect for: Families with multiple users.Downside: Not the cheapest non big-name Android tablet out there. No direct Google Play access. (Check the latest deals with Bing)topKurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Kurio 10 - 9(©Kurio)Hello Kitty tabletHello Kitty tabletYep - it's pink. Very pink. But, underneath the rose-exterior, is a fully loaded Android tablet screaming to get out. Winning the prize for the oddest Android user interface that we've ever seen, the Hello Kitty tablet is actually running Android 4.0 underneath the pretty colours.So while it's not the most up-to-date Android tablet, your little girl is probably unlikely to care about the lack of cutting edge Android 4.2.2. She'll probably be too busy playing games, taking pictures or working on her latest art projects.Key Features: 7-inch display, child protection filters and handy homescreen widgets. Downside: No pre-installed Google Play, so limited in terms of native apps.Perfect for: Little girls (or boys) who love pink.(Check the latest deals with Bing)topHello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Hello Kitty tablet - 10(©Hello Kitty)Sony Xperia Tablet ZSony Xperia Tablet ZOkay - we know what you're thinking. The Tablet Z isn't really a tablet for kids. It's a tablet that is about as good as it gets when it comes to Android and, as such, it isn't cheap. It is, however, waterproof - so if your little ones drop it in the bath, down the loo, in a puddle, in a swimming pool - you get the idea - it should still fine for another game of Where's My Water?Slick, sleek and super-slim, this is the catwalk model among 10-inch tablets. The design is Sony at its best: chic and unafraid of making a statement. The thin profile does mean it flexes slightly in the hand if you’re not gentle enough, so you'll need to tell your kids to take care.Key Features: The display here is bright, sharp and realistically colourful and the audio setup is impressive.Perfect for: Web savvy youngsters seeking streaming media action for the summer.Downside: Not a kids tab at heart - there is the chance your little cherub may stumble across something that he shouldn't have. 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